Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Summer Plans NYC 2010

[image from My Zoe Trope on Etsy]

All i can say is WOW! I just feel like the city has exploded with so many fun and accessible things to do this summer! While I like to call it the Summer of Governors Island, their is really fun and interesting things happening all over the place!

Free Concerts!

Williamsburg! Jelly NYC Pool Parties summer schedule is finally up. click here these great concerts take place at that new east river state park space in williamsburg.
Governors Island! Concerts at Water Taxi Beach - some Free some paid. click here
Park Slope! Tons of Free concerts at the bandshell in Prospect park. click here But of course the band I want to see is a ticketed show. Oh well, can't wait to see Dead Weather.

For a Full list of free concerts throughout NYC - click here

There's also great Handmade things going on all over the place!

July 17 seems to be a popular day with free crafting on Governors island and free book swap and kids crafting at Brooklyn Indie Market.

Do you miss the days of summer camp?

We might not be tie-dying, and lanyards and pasta picture frames might not be in the cards, but the talented designers behind NYC's independent Etsy artists, The NewNew will be hosting a crafty afternoon session of DIY handmade fun! We'll be making Turk's Head Knot Jewelry, also known as Sailor Bracelets. And even if you don't feel particularly crafty, come through with games, frisbees, picnic supplies or anything else, and hang out!

Take the FREE Governors Island Ferry departing every half hour from the Battery Maritime Building located at 10 South Street, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in Lower Manhattan. And we'll see you there!

A Day of Indie Designer Shopping & Book Swapping for Kids
July 17th, Saturday 11am-7pm. Brooklyn Indie Market and The {NewNew} continue their series of sustainable living collaborations with Kidding Around, a shop-and-swap event focused on tots through tweens. Handmade offerings by local indie designers specializing in children’s clothes toys and other themed goods will be on hand with their wares, while kids are encouraged to bring a gentle used book to swap for one they haven’t read yet.